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Macmaster, Natalie / Sketches
Album:Sketches Collection:World
Artist:Macmaster, Natalie Added:10/2020
Label:Linus 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-10-27 
Reviewed: 10-27-2020
Reviewer: Tom McCarter
Genre: World
FCCs: none
If You Like: Alister Fraser
Review: Cape Breton fiddler MacMaster returns with another stellar set of tunes with various influences
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Three Reels (3:39) - guitar starts> uptempo jam with 2 shifts in melody> quick stop
***2/ The Golden Eagle (4:26) - fiddle starts> lively uptempo jig with flourishes & shifting melodies> quick fade
3/ Mornining Galliano (3:25) - fiddle starts with soaring notes with an Italian vibe, including accordion> fade> pause> fade
4/ Professor Blackie (4;16) - fiddle starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
5/ Patricia Kelso's (3:34) - guitar starts uptempo jigs fade
*6/ Barndances (3:38) -- guitar starts> swinging uptempo jam with shifting melodies> quick fade
**7/ Killiecrankie (7:21) - fiddle starts> mini suite stars slow & slowly builds to fast tempo> crescendo end
*8/ Fill 'Er Up For A Set (3:16) - fiddle starts> uptempo jam> crescendo end
9/ Judy's Dance (4:44) - fiddle starts> midtempo jam rises & falls, then swings full out> fade
10/ West bay Road (3:23) - guitar starts> midtempo jam builds to uptempo> quick fade
*11/ Tribute To John Allan (7:00)- guitar/fiddle start> midtempo jam morphs into lively fast tempo jam> crescendo end
**12/ I Can't Make You Love Me (4:45) - guitar starts> lovely slow tempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Three Reels 
7.Killiecrankie
2.The Golden Eagle 
8.Fill'er Up For A Set!
3.Morning Galliano 
9.Judy's Dance
4.Professor Blackie 
10.West Bay Road
5.Patricia Kelso's 
11.Tribute to John Allen
6.Barndances 
12.I Can't Make You Love Me